There’s not many mountains that Blow the Colorado mountains away, but some of the North American mountains certainly do. If you’re up for an adventure, travel to one of these breathtaking destinations to discover the true beauty yourself.
The Icefields Parkway in Alberta
Jasper and Banff are two of the most well-known destinations for visitors in the Rockies. These two destinations are joined together by a 140-mile long highway, which offers mountain views on each side. Experience the amazing view in your car as you drive through the Parkway.
Glacier Skywalk in Alberta
The Glacier Skywalk is a glass-floored walkway that is cantilevered alongside the edge of the Sunwapta Valley. Enjoy your view as you are up about 918 feet.
Horseshoe Lake, located near Jasper, Alberta
Not only can you experience such breathtaking views at this destination but this is also one of the most well-known places to go cliff-diving into the Rockies. The reason for this is because of the depth and tilted slab of rock that acts as a bored surrounding it. You will get to customize the height of your own diving platform.
Lake Louise in Alberta
During your ventures to the Rockies requires a trip to Lake Louise. Sure, it’s crowded, but for a very good reason. There’s an immense amount of hiking trails surrounding the lake. If you have time to spare, hike to the Lake Agnes Tea House – You will for sure be able to take in everything the area has to offer.
Moraine Lake, located near Lake Louise, Alberta
The Valley of the Ten Peaks offers a backdrop like nothing you’ve seen before. You can either take an iconic walk through Moraine from the rockslide, which dams the lake – or simply rent a canoe and stroll out down the whole length of the lake.
Mount Robson in British Columbia
Some of the Rainbow Range in Mount Robson is known as the highest peak in the Rockies as it reaches nearly 13,000 feet. There is even a gift shop where you can purchase ice cream, catering to others throughout the summer months.
Athabasca Falls, located near Jasper, Alberta
If you must visit any of these destinations, this should be on the top of your list. Athabasca Falls is the most powerful waterfall located in the Rockies. For even better views, try staying on the right side when you approach the viewing fence. Unfortunately, there have been people who have drowned when they tried to get a photo.
Maligne Lake in Alberta
Maligne is ranked as the second largest glacial lake in the entire world. If you rather not take a tour around, you can hike around the lake. Some people even relax in the chalet – others even get married here. If the weather is hot the day you visit, you may dive in, but you should also consider that the glacial lakes won’t warm up much, despite the summer heat.
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